October is National Farm to School Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the importance of farm to school programs as a means to improve child nutrition, support local economies and educate children about the origins of food. The National Farm to School Network (NFSN), along with countless partners, advocated for the creation of National Farm to School Month by Congress in 2010. NFSN now organizes the annual celebration in partnership with hundreds of groups and organizations across the country.
NFSN has developed a sharing toolkit to help communities, schools, early care and education sites and other organizations promote National Farm to School Month, share ways that people can get involved, and raise general awareness about the value of connecting students with local food. There are a variety of National Farm to School Month resources on the NFSN website – including logos, customizable posters, fact sheets, bookmarks, postcards, coloring pages – and a shop where you will find merchandise – such as t-shirts, aprons, magnets and stickers – that make great gifts and giveaways.
Connect with NFSN and the National Farm to School Month campaign through the following online venues:
- Naational Farm to School website:farmtoschool.org
- Campaign hashtags: #F2SMonth and #farmtoschool
- Follow NFSN on Twitter at @FarmtoSchool
- Follow NFSN on Facebook by searching for “National Farm to School Network”
- Follow NFSN on Instagram at @FarmtoSchool